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Hanamiyama

'A Utopia in Fukushima City'

Hanamiyama

Hanamiyama is a magnificent flower-filled neighborhood that has been cultivated by local farmers for over 60 years. Hanamiyama Park was first opened to the public in 1959 to give the local community the opportunity to see the mountain’s beautiful array of flowers. In spring, the area comes to life with plum blossums, cherry blossoms, forsythia, and a wide range of other flowers. In full bloom the flowers paint the surrounding hills a gentle shade of pink, creating a surreal and fantastic atmosphere. On a clear spring day, you can see the silhouette of the distant snow-crested Azuma Mountains under the blue sky. It was called ‘a utopia in Fukushima City’ by famed Japanese photographer Shotaro Akiyama.

Opening Hours

Open Every Day

Access from Fukushima Station

Seasonal Bus (2021: March 27 ~ April 11)

Route Hanamiyama Go (花見山号)
From East Exit Bus Stop No. 6
(Buses depart every 30 minutes between 9:00 AM and 3:20 PM)
To Hanamiyama Park Seasonal Bus Stop (花見山公園臨時バス「花見山号」停留所)
Fare (Return) Adult 500 yen / Child 250 yen
Fare (One Way) Adult 250 yen / Child 130 yen
Time 15 min (+10 min walk)

Bus

Note: Bus times, routes, and bus stop locations are available on Google Maps.

Route 05-0 Watari Minami-mawari (渡利南回り)
Route 06-0 Watari Kita-mawari (渡利北回り)
From East Exit Bus Stop No. 8
To Tate (舘) or Hanamiyama Iriguchi (花見山入口)
Fare 240 yen
Time 13 min (+25 min walk)

Taxi

Hanamiyama Fixed-Price ‘Teigaku’ Taxi
Available during peak season (2021: March 20 ~ May 9)

Fare (One Way) To/From Fukushima Station East Exit: 1,600 yen
Fare (One Way) To/From Fukushima Station West Exit: 1,850 yen
Fare (One Way) To/From Koseki Yuji Memorial Hall: 1,850 yen
Fare (One Way) To/From Abukuma Shinsui Park: 1,500 yen
Time ~15 min

Car

Time 15 min

Peak Season (2021: April 3 ~ 11): Temporary parking is available at Abukuma Shinsui Park on the east side of the Abukuma River. A shuttle bus runs from the temporary parking area to Hanamiyama Park (500 yen / person).

(2021: April 12 ~ 18): Bus services from Fukushima Station will not longer be available during this period. Please use the temporary parking at Watari Multi-Purpose Area (500 yen / person) near the Hanamiyama Information Center.

Non-Peak Season: Limited free parking is available near the park entrance.

Nearby Attractions

Bentenyama (2.4 km)
Ogura-tei (3.1 km)
Daizoji Temple (3.2 km)
Kuroiwa Kokuzoson (4.7 km)

Links

Hanamiyama Homepage (English)
Fukushima Barrier-Free Tour Center (English)
Fukushima Travel (English)
Fukushima City Tourism and Convention Association (Japanese)

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